Worship Calendar

Worship Calendar

Worship: Every Sunday at 11am

September 24, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels with the Chalice Choir
“Now Let Us Sing”
Music, singing, chanting, are a regular spiritual practice in many religious traditions.  Music making has abilities to link the mind and the body, and individuals to community like few other activities.
My Spiritual Practice:  Francisco Ruiz

October 1, 2017:  Rev. Rebecca Bijur with John Bloom-Ramirez, Worship Associate
“Nonviolence as a Spiritual Practice”
Nonviolent resistance to injustice and hate is not only a moral and political commitment, it’s also a spiritual one. As clergy and lay leaders of many faiths and no faith join together in these times for justice and love, it’s worth digging deeper into nonviolence as it is preached and practiced in different spiritual traditions, including our own UU faith.

October 8, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Learn what life has to teach”
Study as a spiritual practice might be most associated with Jewish study of the Torah.  Simchat Torah is the Jewish holiday later this week that marks the end of one annual cycle of reading the Torah and the immediate start of the next.
My Spiritual Practice:  Michael Hart

October 15, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels with the Chalice Choir
“Food for the Spirit”
Unitarian Universalists are becoming increasingly aware of the ethics of our eating for environmental justice as well as health reasons.  Food as a carrier of religious meaning, and promoting awareness of what we eat are a part of many religious traditions.
My Spiritual Practice:  Angie Mason

October 22, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“The joyous dance of the atoms”
Rabindranath Tagore reminds us that all existence is in constant motion.  Dance and other forms of movement-based spiritual practice like Tai Chi, Yoga, sports; help us to flow with the universe rather than stand (or sit) against it.
My Spiritual Practice:  Steve Ellison

October 29, 2017: Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels with the Chalice Choir
“One more prayer”
Unitarian Universalists are perhaps more troubled by prayer and meditation than we need to be.  Could we pray “to whom it may concern” and just leave it at that?

November 5, 2017:

November 12, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Written in the soul’s deep pages”
Keeping a daily diary, or a dream journal, perhaps blogging, can be a way to reach and explore the spiritual parts of our lives.
My Spiritual Practice:  Ande Kims

November 19, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“the beauty our artists and poets have wrought”
The act of creation reflects the divine process and aligns us with it.  In this harvest season we note with gratitude the abundant creation of nature, and see how we are creators, too:  a part of nature, not apart from nature.
My Spiritual Practice:  Susan Hunt

November 26, 2017:  John Bloom-Ramirez

December 3, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“take to the open road”
Outdoor activities like gardening and hiking are a spiritual practice for many people.  For some the obvious spiritual gifts of being in nature make other kinds of religious practice seem unnecessary.  I’ll tell you why I love the outdoors but haven’t given up church.

December 10, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Love has to be put into action”
In Unitarian Universalism we say that “service is our prayer”.  That may be too dismissive of prayer as prayer.  But the sense that the spiritual must be manifest in the social is a foundational principle of our faith.

December 17, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Give the people something of your new vision”
What do we think of the Jehovah’s Witnesses standing on the sidewalk with their literature rack, or the evangelicals on the corner with their megaphone shouting the gospel?  Why are we so reluctant to share our UU “Good News”?  Or is the fact that we don’t feel compelled to share part of what’s “good” about us?

December 24, 2017:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“sister, brother, parent, child”
For Christmas Eve, a sermon about passing culture from one generation to the next.

December 31, 2017:  John Bloom-Ramirez

January 7, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:  understanding, omniscience, seeing clearly”

January 14, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:  security, belonging, trust, faith without doubt”

January 21, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:  joy, experience, focus, plan, purpose”

January 28, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:  power, influence, leadership”

February 4, 2018:  John Bloom-Ramirez

February 11, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:  love, peace, harmony, inclusiveness, compassion”

February 18, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:  perfection, order, standards and rules”

February 25, 2018: Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:   service, to be needed by others, generosity of self”

March 4, 2018:  Susan Hunt

March 11, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:  success, recognition, achievement, a meaningful life”

March 18, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Personal Spiritual Goals:  beauty, a unique contribution, a conduit of the divine creativity”

March 25, 2018:  Steve Ellison

April 1, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Easter:  Jewish and Christian Spiritual Goals”

April 8, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Stewardship Sunday”

April 15, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Religious Goals:  Islam:  faithfulness to God, self-mastery”

April 22, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Eastern Religious Goals:  Enlightenment, pure consciousness, acceptance, no-goal”

April 29, 2018:

May 6, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Social Goals:  The goal of world community”

May 13, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“with peace, liberty…”

May 20, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“and justice for all”

May 27, 2018:  John Bloom-Ramirez

June 3, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Social Goals:  freedom – the ability to fully express all of your true self”

June 10, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Environmental Goals:  protection, restoration, Eden – “Back to the Garden”

June 17, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Life”

June 24, 2018:

July 1, 2018:

July 8, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Vacating”

July 15, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Stillness”

July 22, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Fun”

July 29, 2018:

August 5, 2018:

August 12, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Plan”

August 19, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Prepare”

August 26, 2018:  Rev. Hoyt-McDaniels
“Energize”

September 2, 2018: